Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
Friends, I tried something new recently and I want the whole world to know all about it – Blurb photo books!
If you’ve been with me for a while now, you know how much I fiercely advocate for printing your photos! I do a family scrapbook each and every year. But this past year or so I’ve fallen really behind and I was starting to feel overwhelmed. I’m still working on my scrapbook for 2017, and now that it’s 2019, the thought of doing a scrapbook for 2018 before getting to this year was too much. Last year with the move and then a CRAZY busy wedding season, scrapbooking just fell by the wayside.
So, I dug into Blurb for making my own family photo book for 2018, and I am IN LOVE with the book! However, my only issue with Blurb is that I don’t like the layouts they offer with their designer (Bookwright). This may be because I’m a wedding photographer and am used to designing wedding albums. So I used Fundy to actually design my layouts, and then imported those into Bookwright. THEN I used Bookwright to add text to various pages!
Lily and I LOVE to look through all of our photos together! I try to keep as many photo books as accessible as possible for her to grab whenever she feels like it! It’s seriously the best, and such a great motivator for keeping up with printing my photos!
So, I recently made the 2018 family book, and then I made a book for all of Lily’s A Day in the Life installments to get those caught up! Once I finish my 2017 scrapbook I’ll be 100% caught up with ALLL family photos, including our phone photos!
This has been a huge project of mine this winter! I *almost* was converted to just doing these books instead of scrapbooks, but then I realized that I had collected some things throughout 2018 to put into a scrapbook and now I can’t, haha. So, I think I’ll save this method for special projects!
Each book is about 300 pages or so, and only cost me between $80-90 each! I did have a coupon for them on sale, but before the sale they were about $115 each, which is still pretty reasonable! I love the hard cover with the image on them, because it’s sturdy and it just looks sooo beautiful!
What do you think? Would you try Blurb photo books for your own photos?!
Okay, so I’ve found that photographers have been finding this blog post on google, which I’m psyched about and think is so cool! So I decided to include a couple of clarifications/specifics on HOW I did it!
Linda is a Boston-based photographer specializing in weddings and creating family legacies. You can see more of her work online at lindabarryphotography.com, on Instagram, or on Facebook. If you want to reach out directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for the monthly newsletter full of encouragement and real life, click here!
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